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The French Sultana

The Veil and the Crown Series, Book 2 · The Veil and the Crown

by Zia Wesley


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The Sultan found her irresistible.
The Chief Eunuch wanted to use her to his own ends.
Jealous rivals plotted her demise.
Can an innocent former convent girl survive in such a strange and dangerous world?
In a tale deeply enmeshed in the histories of two of the world's greatest empires, The French Sultana continues the true story of Aimée Dubucq de Rivery and her cousin Rose who were both destined to be queens... one beside the Emperor Napoleon and the other from behind the thrones of three consecutive sultans of the Ottoman Empire. The saga spans two continents from the decadent aristocratic courts of pre-revolutionary France, to the unimaginable opulence and deadly intrigues inside forbidden Turkish harem walls.
Publisher's Note: This is an extraordinarily well-researched novel that is true to the period. As such, there is explicit sexual and violent content that, while typical to the era, is most appropriate for adult readers.
The Veil and the Crown, in series order:
The Stolen Girl
The French Sultana

"I felt as if the book had been written originally in French during the 18th if the author had remembered and translated it into English, keeping the exact tone of the original account, with detailed description of the places, manners, clothing, tastes and smells transporting me into the actual moment and location of each scene, making me feel like I was immersed in a film instead of a book." Fredric Lehrman, author of The Sacred Landscape

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Zia Wesley (Author)

Zia's path to writing historical fiction began in 1971 when she read an obscure, out of print book published in the UK about four European women who lived extraordinary lives in the Middle East during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. One o...

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